Show #5001 - Monday, May 15, 2006

2006 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.

Contestants

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Bob Mesko, an arts administrator from Denver, Colorado

Aaron Thompson, a special assistant from Washington, D.C.

Vik Vaz, a medical student from Austin, Texas

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Jeopardy! Round

NONFICTION
AN ENGLISH-SPORTS DICTIONARY
OK COMPUTER
CHANGE THE WORLD
BODIES OF WATER
(Alex: And finally, a little bit of everything...)
A CATEGORY OF CATEGORIES
    $200 1
"Night" is this Nobel Peace Prize winner's account of surviving Auschwitz as a teenager
    $200 6
English: sweet glaze on a cake;
hockey: shooting the puck all the way down from your own end
    $200 30
This "high-flying" computer program from Adobe converts other types of documents into a PDF file
    $200 29
Seen here is a gold coin depicting this Macedonian ruler who died in 323 B.C.
    $200 28
After Lake Superior, this African lake is the largest body of fresh water in the world
    $200 27
RHYME TIME:
Roald Dahl candy man's toy trucks
    $400 2
Columnist Anna Quindlen wrote "A Short Guide to" one of these
    $400 10
English: a newspaper story you saved;
football: blocking below the waist from behind
    $400 26
(Kelly of the Clue Crew accesses a video of Sarah of the Clue Crew scuba diving on the Jeopardy! web site from her laptop.) A synonym for "flowing", it's the type of video you can watch when you visit us at jeopardy.com
    $400 24
For collectors & investors, this country mints a maple leaf coin in gold & silver
    $400 14
The Persian Gulf is an arm of the Arabian Sea, which is part of this ocean
    $400 25
BEFORE & AFTER:
Popular "holy" expression about work week's end joins Jason in a 1980 horror movie
    $600 4
Hunter S. Thompson found fear and loathing "in Las Vegas" & "on" this "Trail" in the title of a 1973 book
    $600 7
English: a father's coming-of-age talk with his son;
basketball: the opposite of zone
    $600 21
This popular Internet service provider began as QCS, Quantum Computer Services
    $600 22
The Susan Constant, Godspeed & Discovery are the ships depicted on this state's quarter
    $600 11
In the 1770s James Cook explored this sea between Australia & New Zealand
    $600 16
14-LETTER WORDS:
Secondary or incidental, it often precedes "evidence" in law
    $800 3
Grammar is hot! This bestseller is Lynne Truss' "Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation"
    $800 8
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reports from the slopes of Park City, Utah while a snowboarder does a stunt.)
English: the sudden seizing of something as in the power type;
snowboarding: a move where you hold your board
    $800 19
From the Old English for "clasp" & "table", it's where anything you "cut" or "copy" is stored until you "paste"
    $800 15
When this king married in 1938, Egypt issued a 100-piastre gold coin to commemorate the event
    $800 12
This longest river in Ireland nearly divides the country in two
    $800 17
CROSSWORD CLUES "A":
Athos' ami
(6)
    $1000 5
Augusten Burroughs put the "fun" in dysfunctional with his memoir called "Running with" these
    $1000 9
English: a small piece of candy;
golf: how you put a ball back in play after knocking your shot into a lake
    $1000 20
It can be a hiding place for food or treasure, or a place for memory on a computer's motherboard
    DD: $1,000 23
Here are the 2 new coins minted by this country in 2004
    $1000 13
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from Tervasaari.) Tervasaari, just off Helsinki, sits in this arm of the Baltic Sea
    $1000 18
"TOM" TERRIFIC:
12-letter adjective that means showing no evidence of disease

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Vik Aaron Bob
$2,600 $2,400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Vik Aaron Bob
$2,800 $6,400 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
CAMEO CAMERA
HISTORIC AMOURS
GONE TOO SOON
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODIES
THE "GOOD", THE "BAD" & THE "UGLY"
    $400 25
Steven Jay Gould said this animal's "thumb" is an enlarged wrist bone that lets it strip bamboo shoots
    $400 16
He got himself into "Lifeboat" as the before & after in newspaper ads for Reduco the Obesity Slayer
    $400 1
This Louis known as "the Well-Beloved" lived up to his name by romancing all 5 of the Nesle sisters
    $400 29
Heard here, he was the youngest of the 3 singers who perished in a February 1959 plane crash

"Para bailar la bamba /
Para bailar la bamba..."
    $400 24
Either of the 2 composers who in 1897 based an opera on Henri Murger's novel "Scenes de la vie de boheme"
    $400 6
This story says "then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully"
    $800 30
This serpent devourer was introduced into Jamaica to kill rats--didn't work; the rats simply climbed into trees
    $800 11
In his last role filmed on U.S. soil, this man slit Jack Nicholson's nose in "Chinatown"
    $800 2
Johann Struensee, physician to this country's King Christian VII, was executed for romancing the queen
    DD: $3,000 13
Of this athlete, Pres. Clinton said, "We were dazzled by her speed, humbled by her talent & captivated by her style"
    $800 23
With Brahms' help, this composer's "Moravian Duets" & "Slavonic Dances" brought attention to Czech music
    $800 7
In 1933 FDR espoused this policy in which the U.S. "respects the rights of others"
    $1200 28
This animal's 3-letter name is derived from an African word for "black", referring to the black wildebeest
    $1200 9
You'll find Jim Lovell as the captain of the Iwo Jima in this 1995 flick
    $1200 3
He may have sired several of Lady Castlemaine's children; no wonder he was "The Merry Monarch"
    $1200 14
In 1995, 33-year-old Alison Hargreaves conquered Mount Everest, only to perish months later on this 2nd-highest mountain
    $1200 20
Josef Suk arranged a meditation on an old carol about this Bohemian "King", the Czech patron saint
    $1200 8
This national park is about 30 miles north of Wounded Knee
    $1600 27
There are African, Japanese & fat species of this rodent that may hibernate half the year
    $1600 10
Appropriately, she is the host at the past lives pavilion in Albert Brooks' 1991 film "Defending Your Life"
    $1600 4
This Parisian actress born in 1844 counted Victor Hugo & the future Edward VII among her lovers
    $1600 15
Michael Jackson's song "Gone Too Soon" was a tribute to this Indiana teen who died of AIDS in 1990
    $1600 21
In this Smetana opera, Kecal the marriage broker tries to bribe Jenik to give up his true love
    DD: $4,600 18
A mischievous sprite in English folklore also called Puck
    $2000 26
Canada has made this arctic bovine a protected species
    $2000 12
This comic's cameo in 1985's "Spies Like Us" involved him playing golf in a tent & was his last movie role
    $2000 5
Robert Devereux, the Earl of this, succeeded his stepfather the Earl of Leicester as Elizabeth I's "favorite"
    $2000 17
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew reports from the JFK Library & Museum in Boston, MA.) The Oval Office was a place of sorrow when President Kennedy heard of the death of this Congolese leader in early 1961
    $2000 22
Also a Yul Brynner film, this Janacek piece came from a Gogol tale of a Cossack who revolts against the Poles
    $2000 19
This hyphenated Black Forest town has hot springs that the Romans built 2,000 years ago

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Vik Aaron Bob
$9,000 $17,000 $10,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

MYTHOLOGY
The name of this monster is from the Greek for "she-goat"

Final scores:

Vik Aaron Bob
$18,000 $13,999 $1,999
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Vik Aaron Bob
$13,600 $14,800 $10,000
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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